University of South Carolina -- Columbia

Columbia, SC

University of South Carolina -- Columbia

Columbia, SC

Do you work for University of South Carolina -- Columbia?

Claim This Profile

Tuition & Fees

$12,688

$33,928

not including room and board

More Financial Details

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
580
75th
670
25th
560
75th
33
25th
23
75th
28
25th
23
75th
31
25th
25
More Admissions Details

undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

17

students

1

faculty

More Student Details

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,894
Declined 11,063
Total Received 34,957
More Admissions Details

Public

29,221

undergraduate students

9,305

graduate students

More Student Details

People Who Liked This School Also Liked…

Name Location
Clemson University Clemson, SC
University of Georgia Athens, GA
Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC
University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
Duke University Durham, NC
College of Charleston Charleston, SC
The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
Miami University — Oxford Oxford, OH
High Point University High Point, NC
See All School Suggestions for You
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Location

School Facts

The University of South Carolina--Columbia, founded in 1801, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Engineering, Hospitality, Retail, & Sport Management, Journalism & Mass Communications, Library & Information Science, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Pharmacy, Science & Mathematics, and Social Work; through the Schools of the Environment, Law, Medicine, Music, and Public Health; and through the South Carolina Honors College. Its 359-acre campus, including a pre-Civil War area listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in Columbia, in central South Carolina.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 38,526
Established in 1801
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

359-acre, urban campus in Columbia (population: 133,114); branch campuses in Allendale, Beaufort, Lancaster, Sumter, and Union. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to parking areas. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

University of South Carolina — Columbia
None
Columbia, SC
29208

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
59%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
580
75th
670
25th
560
75th
33
25th
23
75th
28
25th
23
75th
31
25th
25

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Other application fee (may be waived for in-state applicants in cases of financial need)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) December 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline October 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,894
Declined 11,063
Total Received 34,957

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Financial Aid

82%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,405

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $12,288
Room $6,868
Board $4,094
Additional fees $400
Books & supplies $1,085
Total $24,735
Average Financial Aid - $6,405
Total with Avg. Aid $18,330
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Financial Facts

Net Price Calculator Visit calculator

Financial Aid Office


P: 803 777-8134
F: 803 777-0941
uscfaid@sc.edu

Financial Aid Right Now

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Equestrian
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bench press, bowling, flag football, floor hockey, football, golf, racquetball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, swimming, tennis, track, tug-of-war, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), walleyball

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southeastern Conference (Division I level of NCAA), Conference USA (men's soccer) and Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (women's beach volleyball)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Advertising.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General.
African-American/Black Studies.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Behavior Analysis.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Area Studies, Other.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biostatistics.
Broadcast Journalism.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Studies.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Psychology.
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services.
Comparative Literature.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer Software Engineering.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Conducting.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Criminology.
Critical Care Nursing.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational Evaluation and Research.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Health.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Epidemiology.
European Studies/Civilization.
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.
Experimental Psychology.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
French Language and Literature.
General Studies.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Geophysics and Seismology.
German Language and Literature.
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History, General.
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Human/Medical Genetics.
Information Science/Studies.
Information Technology.
Insurance.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
Journalism.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Latin American Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Library and Information Science.
Linguistics.
Management Science.
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Informatics.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
Nuclear Engineering.
Nurse Anesthetist.
Nursing Administration.
Nursing Practice.
Nursing Science.
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design.
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physical Sciences, Other.
Physical Therapy/Therapist.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Public Health, General.
Public Health, Other.
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Public/Applied History.
Reading Teacher Education.
Real Estate.
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Retailing and Retail Operations.
Russian Language and Literature.
School Psychology.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Sciences, Other.
Social Work.
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Statistics, General.
Systems Engineering.
Tourism and Travel Services Management.
Women's Studies.
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology

38,526

total students

59%

in-state

41%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

29,221
students

Female
53%
15,614

Male
47%
13,607

24%

9,305
students

Female
61%
5,690

Male
39%
3,615

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

27,046
students

Female
54%
14,540

Male
46%
12,506

7%

2,175
students

Female
49%
1,074

Male
51%
1,101

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: July 1

Spring: November 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
India
Oman
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
The United Arab Emirates
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Lists & Rankings

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway